Monday, June 29, 2009

Writing Resumes That Work

Newlen, Robert R. Writing Resumes That Work. New York, Neal-Schuman, 1998. 650.14088092 Newle ISBN 1-55570-263-5
Newlen, ALA Executive Board and management specialist at the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service, offers a practical approach to preparing resumes, guiding readers through the difficult process of answering key questions that must be addressed in any resume. Twenty-eight sample resumes are all explained and specifically tailored to diverse library settings, including academic, public, law school, and special libraries, as well as to different interests of library school students, recent library school graduates, experienced librarians, and librarians moving into nontraditional jobs. The advice here is solid, including the present view on not putting personal information in a resume, keeping a resume up-to-date, using software to build and update the file, as well as a short section on cover letters. This is an excellent job-search tool directly related to the special needs of librarians